James McEwen


Brief Life History of James

When James McEwen was born in 1780, in North Carolina, United States, his father, James McEwen Jr., was 30 and his mother, Sarah McKnight, was 35. He married Agnes Kirk in 1812, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1812. He died in 1847, in Henderson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 67.

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James McEwen
Agnes Kirk
Marriage: 1812
John McEwen
Sarah McEwen
Ellen McEwen
James Harvey McEwen
William M McEwen
Hugh Alexander McEwen
Levi McEwen

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  • James Mckewen, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James McEwen - Published information: military-service: 1812; Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

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  • Marriage
    1812Tennessee, United States
  • Children (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 1

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1789 · Becomes 12th State

    Age 9

    On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.

    1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

    Age 19

    "In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish:

    Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’, a widespread and old personal name, possibly derived from eo ‘yew’, meaning ‘born of the yew-tree’ (see Ewen ). It was Latinized as Eugenius (see Eugene ). This was the name of one of the two sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages; the other was Conall. The usual spelling in Ireland is McKeown .

    Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eathain ‘son of Eathan’, a personal name from Latin Johannes (see John ). John was taken into Irish as Eoin at first; Seán is a later form. In later Irish, as in the surnames, the personal names Eoghan and Eoin were often confused.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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